Having temporarily occupied the second-to-last place in the general classification in the middle of the day, Alinghi found the resources and solutions to win the day's last two races.
Heading into the final day, Oman Air remains at the top of the fleet, eight points ahead of Red Bull Sailing Team and SAP Extreme Sailing Team who are tied with 84 points. There follows Alinghi and NZ Extreme Sailing Team with 82 points.
Nils Frei, headsail trimmer said:
"We did not start the day well, but we finished with two wins in a row. Sure, we have a few points to catch up, but fortunately we are still in the game. When you see that five boats are separated by just four points, everything suggests that it will come down to the last race, which counts for double, as so often is he case in the Extreme Sailing Series. We take confidence in how we finished today so we will start again tomorrow!"
Arnaud Psarofaghis, co-skipper and helm:
"These two victories are a great way to finish a day that had not begun very well, with bad starts and some errors on the course. The racing venue is very tough with a small arena, unsteady wind and strong current. We will analyze today's good and bad things and then apply the lessons to attack tomorrow."
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